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The Resource Reaping the whirlwind : the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, Michael Griffin

Reaping the whirlwind : the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, Michael Griffin

Label
Reaping the whirlwind : the Taliban movement in Afghanistan
Title
Reaping the whirlwind
Title remainder
the Taliban movement in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Michael Griffin
Title variation
Taliban movement in Afghanistan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the rise of the Taliban from their first appearance in 1994, examines their place in the context of Afghanistan's political instability, and discusses the significance of their brand of Islamic fundamentalism
Summary
An interpretive history, a whodunit he calls it, rather than a chronological account, though he appends a chronology, in which journalist Griffin sketches events from October 1994 when the Taliban first appeared in Kandahar, through their defiance of the US over Osama bin-Ladin and the military coup in Pakistan, to the imposition of US and UN sanctions in late 2000. Among his conclusions is both that the Taliban and the squabbling coalition of mujahedeen forces that ejected the Soviet Union and were defeated by the Taliban were both orchestrated by foreign powers whose interest lay less in the fate of ordinary Afghans than the country's role in a grander geopolitical design. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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169542
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Griffin, Michael
Dewey number
958.104
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.G74 2001b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Taliban
  • Taliban
  • Afghanistan
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam and state
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
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the Taliban movement in Afghanistan
Label
Reaping the whirlwind : the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, Michael Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The killing of Najibullah -- City of night -- Warriors of God -- Mission to cleanse -- Burning down the house -- The Zahir option -- The river between -- The new emirates -- Nest of vipers -- Oblivion's feast -- Hostages -- Ignoble grave -- A fistful of dollars -- Satellites and stars -- The bicycle thieves -- Mr Sam & the food and beverage industry
Control code
ocm45791314
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780745312743
Lccn
2001000249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)45791314
Label
Reaping the whirlwind : the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, Michael Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The killing of Najibullah -- City of night -- Warriors of God -- Mission to cleanse -- Burning down the house -- The Zahir option -- The river between -- The new emirates -- Nest of vipers -- Oblivion's feast -- Hostages -- Ignoble grave -- A fistful of dollars -- Satellites and stars -- The bicycle thieves -- Mr Sam & the food and beverage industry
Control code
ocm45791314
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780745312743
Lccn
2001000249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)45791314

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